DIY Doily Dream-catcher

The DIY Doily Dream-catcher has taken over my Pinterest feed.  I’ll be honest, I’ve never been drawn to dream-catchers.  I actually disliked them, until I saw the ones made from doilies.  It was love at first sight, guys.  I knew I needed one in my vintage camper.

DIY Doily Dreamcatcher

I don’t typically craft.  I’ve found that any time I attempt to make something, I end up spending more money than if I were to just purchase the already made version.  Why would I spend $50 to make a Pinterest fail when I can buy it for $15?  I know someone reading out there gets me.

In this case, the supplies for my very own DIY doily dream-catcher were sitting in my closet.  It was as if we were just meant to be together.  I purchased the beads and braided pieces at a garage sale for 50 cents.  Now, I know I can’t buy one of these for 50 cents so I felt like that was a safe investment.

Doily Dream-catcher

I’m okay with how it turned out.  More importantly, my crafting session made me curious about the history of dream-catchers.  I realized I knew very little about them other than the fact that they were used for decoration.  A quick search led me to this site where I learned that dreamcatchers are a Native American tradition.  Maybe while I am sleeping in Cecilia the doily dream-catcher will capture my bad dreams.

Easy Doily Dreamcatcher

There are a lot of tutorials on how to make your own dream catcher.  I used this one from Think Crafts.  The one they made is more beachy and earthy, but the concept is the same.

If you want to read more about how I decorate my camper, you can check out this article on my 5 favorite decorative pieces in my camper.  This dream-catcher didn’t make the list, but almost.

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think about the DIY doily dream-catcher trend.